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LGBTQ Resources

Below are resources for organizations that assist with the costs (financial or mental) associated with being a student. This includes tuition help, scholarships ­— general and LGBTQ specific — living stipends, textbook costs, child care benefits, work grants, entrepreneurship support, community partners, hotlines, and more.

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Below are resources for organizations that assist with the costs (financial or mental) associated with being a student. This includes tuition help, scholarships ­— general and LGBTQ specific — living stipends, textbook costs, child care benefits, work grants, entrepreneurship support, community partners, hotlines, and more.

Affordable Colleges

Affordable Colleges

AffordableColleges.com provides a guide to LGBTQ colleges that breaks down the individual components that make a campus LGBTQ-friendly, and is intended to help you navigate potential schools.

 

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Campus Pride

Campus Pride

Campus Pride serves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBTQ and ally student leaders.

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CFPB: Paying For College

CFPB: Paying For College

It’s more important than ever for students and former students to make smart decisions about financing their college education. Whether you’re attending college soon, are a current student, or already have student loans, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put together some tools and resources to help you make the best decisions for you.

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The College Affordability Guide

The College Affordability Guide

Provides clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable.

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CollegeScholarships.org

CollegeScholarships.org

Extensive Directory of All Financial Aid Opportunities – Allows you to browse scholarships, provides resources, browse grants and student loans.

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DoSomething.org

DoSomething.org

DoSomething.org offers scholarships for students between the ages of 13-25 who participate in their volunteer campaigns.

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Fastweb

Fastweb

Online Scholarship Clearing House – Provides massive scholarship database with matching technology.

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Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid

As you prepare for college or career school, explore how financial aid works, learn about the types of aid, and find out if you’re eligible. You can also estimate what aid you may be eligible for when you check out Federal Student Aid Estimator.

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Money Geek

Money Geek

Information for young people on student loans, scholarships, jobs, and more. The site also includes info on mortgages, credit cards, and other financial steps to help you make smarter decisions.

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Tuition Funding Sources

Tuition Funding Sources

Plenty of scholarships along with career and financial aid information.

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Gay & Lesbian National Hotline

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline

(1-888-THE-GLNH)

 

Dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and those questioning their sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline

(1-877-565-8860)

Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. The hotline is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis and staffed by transgender people for transgender people.

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National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Domestic Violence Hotline

(1-800-799-7233)

 

Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

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Trevor Helpline

Trevor Helpline

(1-866-488-7386)

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

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ACLU LGBT Project

ACLU LGBT Project

Helps protect young people’s right to express themselves, start gay-straight alliance clubs, have their gender identity respected, and be taught in a safe environment.

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Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth

Helps young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

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College Scorecard

College Scorecard

College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center make it easier for you to  find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend.

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Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

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Gay-Straight Alliance Network

Gay-Straight Alliance Network

Youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development and training.

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Medical Student Pride Alliance

Medical Student Pride Alliance

The Medical Student Pride Alliance (MSPA) is an activist and social organization committed to empowering sexual and gender minority medical students and allies, increasing the number of physicians trained in LGBTQ-inclusive healthcare, and addressing the unique needs of queer communities through research, advocacy, education, and service.

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OutRight Action International

OutRight Action International

OutRight seeks to advance human rights and opportunities for LGBTIQ people around the world by developing partnerships at global, regional, and national levels to build capacity, document human rights violations, advocate for inclusion and equality, and hold leaders accountable for protecting the rights of LGBTIQ people.

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Campus Pride

Campus Pride

Campus Pride serves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBTQ and ally student leaders.

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The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)

A social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

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National Consortium of Higher Education Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Professionals

National Consortium of Higher Education Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Professionals

Goal is to support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT Office/Centers.

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Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

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People with a History

People with a History

Presents the history of LGBT. It includes hundreds of original texts, discussions, and [soon] images, and addresses LGBT history in all periods, and in all regions of the world.

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Start Your Recovery

Start Your Recovery

StartYourRecovery.org provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues — and their family members, friends, and co-workers, too. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges faced by those who misuse alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs, or other substances, and we aim to break through the clutter to help people at any stage of recovery.

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Trans-health.com

Trans-health.com

Online health and fitness magazine for Trans, gender variant, and intersex people.

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5 Tips For LGBTQ Advocates In College

5 Tips For LGBTQ Advocates In College

Point Scholars share 5 ways to start your LGBTQ advocacy on campus.

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How To Get Scholarships | 6 Tips To Stand Out

How To Get Scholarships | 6 Tips To Stand Out

If you're wondering how to get scholarships for college, use these six helpful tips!

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Supporting Nonbinary Students

Supporting Nonbinary Students

What does nonbinary mean and how can you support nonbinary students? 

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History & Definition Of Nonbinary Gender

History & Definition Of Nonbinary Gender

What does nonbinary mean and what’s the history of the term? Learn about the history of this gender identity from educator and Point Alum Alexzander Baetsen.

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3 Essential Tips For LGBTQ Community College Students

3 Essential Tips For LGBTQ Community College Students

Recognizing the shared experiences of LGBTQ students across the country, Point Community College Scholars share their top tips for peers starting or continuing their community college journey.

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4 Ways To Learn About Intersectional Feminism Now

4 Ways To Learn About Intersectional Feminism Now

Point BIPOC Scholar Mo Pirela shares thoughts on why we must include all women’s voices in our feminism and shares resources for continued learning.

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Handling Holiday Stress As An LGBTQ Student

Handling Holiday Stress As An LGBTQ Student

In this guide, Point Scholar Manuel Faria provides some tips that hopefully will be useful in making this holiday season more peaceful for LGBTQ students.

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6 Ways To Have The Best Fall Semester, According To Lgbtq Students

6 Ways To Have The Best Fall Semester, According To Lgbtq Students

Heading back to school? These  Point Scholars have some tried and true tips to help you start the year off right!

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Should I Come Out In My Application?

Should I Come Out In My Application?

Coming out is an immensely personal choice. Everyone arrives at their sexuality differently, and everyone has the right to tell (or not tell) other people about it in their own time.

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Teaching The Teachers: Learning How To Care For Queer+ Undergrads

Teaching The Teachers: Learning How To Care For Queer+ Undergrads

As teachers at every level of schooling across the country have expressed, more than a little training is simply necessary to be a good teacher.

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Tips For STEM Mentors

Tips For STEM Mentors

In STEM, greater rates of discrimination and harassment mean LGBTQ students often change majors or drop out altogether in order to move somewhere safer.

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Interpreting The Word “Queer” In ASL

Interpreting The Word “Queer” In ASL

Point Scholar Stabble teaches how to sign queer in ASL.

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History Of The Word: Transgender

History Of The Word: Transgender

The many letters of “LGBTQ+” have a complex, often tense relationship: supposedly all under the same umbrella, but still somehow divided. Knowing one’s place and respecting these divisions can often be just as important as solidarity. These tensions often bubble over into the media, such as the now infamous debates  (with varied opinions) over slurs in RuPaul’s Drag Race. A while back for Point’s blog we went into the history of the word “homosexual”- if we go into the history of the word “transgender,” we see how blurry these lines are.

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ACLU LGBT Project

ACLU LGBT Project

Helps protect young people’s right to express themselves, start gay-straight alliance clubs, have their gender identity respected, and be taught in a safe environment.

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Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Provides critically needed financial and technical support to lesbian-led, LGBTQI and progressive organizations.

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Audre Lorde Project

Audre Lorde Project

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.

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44 Self-Esteem Resources for Nonbinary Adolescents and Teens

44 Self-Esteem Resources for Nonbinary Adolescents and Teens

This piece includes informational resources for nonbinary youth about navigating gender diversity to help build a positive self-image and positive mental health. The article is broken down by digital resources such as articles and podcasts for teens and support resources for parents and clinicians.

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Scholarships for Transgender and Nonbinary Students

Scholarships for Transgender and Nonbinary Students

This resource provides a list of scholarships and grants for transgender and nonbinary students.

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